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Paddlers shine in Scotland
Achanta Sharath Kamal dazzled as India drubbed Australia and hosts Scotland by identical 3-0 scorelines in the 18th Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship in Glasgow Friday. Sharath first defeated Australian K.S. Tran 11-6, 11-7 11-3 and then mauled Scotland’s C. Howieson 11-6, 12-10, 11-8.
Meanwhile, Indian women defeated Wales and Canada 3-0 each, but went down 0-3 to Singapore.
Rana tied 7th
New Delhi: Vikram Rana blasted a three-under 69 to zoom six places to tied seventh after the second round of the Malaysian Amateur Open played at Kuching in Malaysia Friday. Rashid Khan carded an even-par 72 to lie tied 19th.
Real Madrid have denied reaching a preliminary agreement with Manchester United to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. The Spanish club said Friday in a statement on their website that United had established that the Portugal winger was not for sale.
Ronaldo will go on trial at a Brazilian sports tribunal next week for pulling the hair and pinching an opponent in a Brazilian league match. The three-time world player of the year could miss up to three matches if found guilty, the sports tribunal said Thursday.
Frank Lampard has been named Chelsea’s Player of the Year for a record third time. The England midfielder is the first player to win the accolade three times, the English Premier League club said on Friday.
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